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DUSHKIN Dmitry
Sport Para athletics
NPC RPC   
GenderMen
Age33
Place of BirthTurochak, URS
Height1.29 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F40
Further Personal Information
Residence
Khanty-Mansiysk, RUS
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Physical Education - Surgut State University: Russia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training at age 18 in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
He met his first coach during a physical education lesson at school.
Club / Team
Ugra Adaptive Sports Centre: Russia
Name of coach
Alexei Vorobyev [personal], RUS, from 2012
Senior International Debut
Year
2009
Competing for
Russia
Location
Bengaluru, IND
General Interest
Nicknames
Dima, Mitya (csi-ugra.ru, 29 Jul 2020)
Hobbies
Billiards, fishing. (Athlete, 26 Oct 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in shot put at the 2009 International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation [IWAS] World Games in Bangalore, India, and claiming silver in the F40 shot put at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (SportsDeskOnline, 29 Mar 2021; Athlete, 26 Oct 2019; iwasf.com, 31 Dec 2009)
Most influential person in career
Coach Alexei Vorobyev and his parents. (ugra-news.ru, 17 Nov 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you work hard, the reward will surely find you." (csi-ugra.ru, 29 Jul 2020)
Awards and honours
He has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (paralymp.ru, 17 Feb 2021)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 26 Oct 2019)
Impairment
He is a person of short stature. (ugra-tv.ru, 05 May 2016)
Other information
EARLY DAYS
He was given a chance to compete at the Russian Federation national championships for the first time when he was in 11th grade at school and the selected athlete had to withdraw due to illness. "In the 11th grade, my first coach, Mikhail Rybu, travelled to villages to recruit children who were gifted in sport. At that time, an athlete who was preparing to represent the region at the national championships fell ill. The coach suggested that I go to the competition instead of him. I thought about it, agreed and my parents were supportive." (csi-ugra.ru, 29 Jul 2020)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2021 Shot Put F40 10.39
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2015 Shot Put F40 10.61
4 2019 Shot Put F40 10.22
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2014 Javelin Throw F41 27.65
3 2014 Shot Put F41 10.30
3 2016 Shot Put F40/41 10.83
2 2021 Shot Put F40 10.68